April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

World War II pilot will discuss sinking of Japanese battleship

World War II Navy pilot Lt. Ed Sieber will share his experiences with the 1945 sinking of the Yamato, the largest and most powerful warship of its time, at 2 p.m. More...

Like ‘Magic,’ fundraiser generates almost $1 million

More than 400 guests helped raise more than $938,000 for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida at the 2013 Magic Under the Mangroves gala. Chair of the event for the second consecutive year was Jeannie Smith; Northern Trust was the presenting sponsor. More...

Wiggins Pass festival promises family fun

The annual Wiggins Pass Nature Festival at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Ailing orchids?

Ask an expert

Orchid experts from the Naples Orchid Society will be on hand to diagnose orchid ailments and suggest care techniques from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, outside the visitor center at the Naples Botanical Garden. More...

CREW walks, talks focus on wildflowers

Everything’s coming up wildflowers for the annual CREW Wildflower Festival set for Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.  A free presentation by Glen Stacell and Gary Schmelz, authors of “A Guide to Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida, More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The Philharmonic League holds its “Birdies and Bluegrass” golf open on Monday, April 15, at Quail West. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. More...

HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL

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Catch up with your fellow alumni

¦ Boston College alumni, family and friends are invited to join the school’s eighth annual National Day of Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. More...

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Public radio’s Ira Glass on ‘This American Life’ and the art of storytelling

IRA GLASS PAINTS PICTURES FOR RADIO. Using words, music, humor, solid journalism, whimsy and unfettered imagination, he and his team of producers and writers weave stories you can see in your mind’s eye. More...

A critic’s look at the Sarasota Film Festival lineup

Film festivals are so frustratingly wonderful.  You peruse the schedules, reading the various descriptions, and you want to see everything. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little woolgathering is OK. But don’t let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when you’ll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities.   More...

Historical society digs into Marco Island’s ancient past

Alongside professional archaeologists, volunteers will sift through midden — mounds of crushed shell and other remnants — at a Marco Island archaeological site starting Sunday, April 7. More...

Day at the ballpark is a hit for Immokalee students

Imagine attending your first professional baseball game and, even more unimaginable, participating in the pregame ceremony or working the entire game as a batboy. More...

Keep abreast of brush fire-related road closures

As brush fire season gets into full swing, the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office urges residents to become fans of CCSO’s Facebook page and/or to follow the department on Twitter for the latest information about road closures and evacuatio More...

At Clam Pass, a seasoned guide takes time to stop, look, listen

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has sponsored a successful season of guided walks at Clam Pass.  More...

Drought sparks feeding frenzy at Corkscrew Swamp

A feeding frenzy at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is creating unparalleled wildlife viewing along the 2.25-mile boardwalk that meanders through the sanctuary’s cypress forest to Lettuce Lake. More...

Friends group will welcome Florida writer

Friends of Fakahatchee hold their annual meeting and dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Everglades Seafood Depot in Everglades City. Guest speaker Jeff Klinkenberg writes about Florida culture in his “Real Florida” column for the St. More...

Naples Art Association awards college scholarships

The Naples Art Association has awarded $8,000 in merit-based scholarships to Collier County high school seniors. More...

Annual awards presented at Avow Butterfly Ball

Three volunteers, one staff member and a donor received special recognition at Avow Hospice’s annual Butterfly Ball at Grey Oaks Country Club.  ¦ The Heart of Avow: Avow chaplain Lily Kerr and Avow Treasures Resale Shop volunteer Wanda Kin More...

Paradise Coast Paddling Festival set to make a splash

The eighth annual Paradise Coast Paddling Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, on the beach at Capri Fish House on Isles of Capri Boulevard. The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club hosts the annual event.  More...

Drive carefully; deputies are watching

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be posted for traffic enforcement details the week of April 8-12: Monday, April 8  ¦ Collier Boulevard and Oakridge Middle School – Aggressive driving  ¦ Vanderbil More...

Brush up on your driving skills

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers older than 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

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FGCU Eagles’ true-blue fans bring plenty of green to school

IT’S MAD, IT’S INSANE, IT’S CRAZY, BABY. More...

The yin-yang of China’s story

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The yin-yang symbol represents the ancient Chinese perspective of life. The two shapes form a whole and represent life’s “all.” The black shape is yin and represents the dark, cold, contracting and, for some, the negative. More...